This report, Medicare’s Quality Improvement Organization Program:
Maximizing Potential, is the second in the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM)
Pathways to Quality Health Care series and was authored by the IOM’s
Committee on Redesigning Health Insurance Performance Measures, Pay-
ment, and Performance Improvement Programs.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has
requested that the National Academies, through the National Research
Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), conduct a series of
reviews of its research portfolio. The charge is discussed in detail in a subsequent
section, but in general it is to evaluate the relevance and impact of a NIOSH research
program and to provide recommendations for future research. This report
contains a review and evaluation of the NIOSH Traumatic Injury (TI) Research
This committee was assembled to provide expertise in the areas of science and technology pertinent to the concerns of the CBDCOM commander and executive director and the technical director of the Edgewood Research, Development and Engineering Center (RDEC), which historically has been an important organization in the Army and Department of Defense for chemical and biological research.
Learn to program a computer without the jargon and complexity of many programming books. Suitable for anybody age 10 to 100+ who wants to learn and is ready to experiment. This book engages through media (sound, color, shapes, and text to speech) and then introduces the concepts of structured programming (loops, conditions, variables...), using BASIC-256. You will learn to program as you make animations, games, and fun applications. Full source code to example programs are given to start experimentation and self exploration....
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy
Efficiency and Renewable Energy oversees the Office of
Transportation Technologies, which includes the Office of
Heavy Vehicle Technologies (OHVT), the Office of Advanced
Automotive Technologies (OAAT), the Office of Fuels
Development, and the Office of Technology Utilization.
OHVT was created in March 1996 when the Office of Transportation
Technologies was reorganized. Its sister organization,
OAAT, focuses on the development of advanced automotive
technologies, while OHVT focuses, for the most part,
on technologies for trucks.
represents the culmination of just over a year's intense work by IMO's Maritime Committee and its Maritime Security Working Group since the twenty-second session of the Assembly adopted resolution
A.924(22), on the review of measures and procedures to prevent acts of terrorism which threaten the security of passengers and crews and the safety of ships, in November 2001.
The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in 1992 issued
Internal Control – Integrated Framework to help businesses and other entities assess and enhance
their internal control systems. Since that time the Framework has been recognized by executives,
board members, regulators, standard setters, professional organizations and others as an appropriate
comprehensive Framework for internal control.
Also, changes have taken place in the financial reporting and related legal and regulatory
In relation to studies and understanding of broad energy and pollution management
issues, the U.S. National Academies have had an on-going program of cooperation with
the Chinese Academies (Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of
Engineering) for a number of years. Joint study activities date to the late 1990s and led to
the publication in 2000 of Cooperation in the Energy Futures of China and the United
States. This volume was the first examination of the broad energy questions facing both
nations at the turn of the new millennium. ...
This volume contains the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and
Devices (BIODEVICES 2009), organized by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of
Information Control and Communication (INSTICC), technically co-sponsored by the IEEE
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMB), in cooperation with AAAI and endorsed by
Forty years ago, Congress asked the National Academies Committee on
Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP)—the only joint policy
committee of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of
Engineering, and Institute of Medicine—to look at the relationship between basic
research and national goals. That request, from the House Committee on Science
and Astronautics in 1964, resulted in the report Basic Research and National Goals.
We found that students entering our senior design course who had the expectation of something “real” being built were unprepared for doing prototyping activities or for incorporating a microcontroller component into their designs. We did offer a course in microcontrollers, but it was an elective senior-level course and many students had not taken that course previous to senior design. In spring 2002, the Computer Engineering Steering committee reexamined our goals for the first course in microprocessors and the approach for this book was developed.
This volume contains the papers presented at the 10th Annual International
Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2006),
which was held in Venice, Italy, on April 2–5, 2006. The RECOMB conference
series was started in 1997 by Sorin Istrail, Pavel Pevzner and MichaelWaterman.
The table on p. VIII summarizes the history of the meetings. RECOMB 2006
was hosted by the University of Padova at the Cinema Palace of the Venice
Convention Center, Venice Lido, Italy. It was organized by a committee chaired
by Concettina Guerra.
Wim A. Van der Stede is the CIMA Professor of Accounting and Financial Management at the
London School of Economics. He is actively involved with both the American (AAA) and European
(EAA) Accounting Associations, including as President of the AAA Management Section; the AAA
Finance Committee; the EAA Doctoral Colloquium; and the EAA Publications Committee. Wim has
published extensively in both practitioner and academic journals and has won several awards, including
the AAA Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature and IFAC’s Article of Merit.
This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their
diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures
approved by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this
independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the
institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that
the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and
responsiveness to the study charge.
The Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB) of the National
Research Council was established in 1985 to provide national leadership
and guidance for policies, programs, and practices supporting the improvement
of mathematics education at all levels. Curriculum materials for grades
K-12 play a central role in what mathematics topics are taught in our
schools, how the topics are sequenced and presented to students, what
levels of understanding are expected, what skills students will develop and
This is the seventh report by the National Research Council Standing Committee
to Review the Research Program of the Partnership for a New Generation
of Vehicles (PNGV). The PNGV program is a cooperative research and development
(R&D) program between the federal government and the United States
Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), whose members are DaimlerChrysler
Corporation, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors Corporation (GM).
Consequently, as the scope and design of the WTC have evolved, particularly in response to the
national symbolic objectives and security concerns that have permeated the development, the
required costs of rebuilding have correspondingly expanded. The objective of completing the
Memorial by the ten‐year anniversary of September 11 became a public mandate to reflect the
profound national symbolism of the WTC’s timely resurrection.
Residency programs must demonstrate substantial compliance with requirements established
by the Review Committee for the specialty to be accredited. There are 27 Review Committees,
each with specialty-specific program requirements, but all contain a subset of common program
requirements (CPR) that all programs, regardless of specialty, must meet. The recently revised
CPR reflect the transition from a process-oriented resident education to one of outcomes.
The Committee to Review DOE’s Vision 21 R&D Program—Phase I wishes
to acknowledge and thank the many individuals who contributed significantly of
their time and effort to this National Research Council (NRC) study. The presentations
at committee meetings provided valuable information and insight on
advanced technologies and development initiatives that assisted the committee in
formulating the recommendations included in this report.